Community Composting Guide and Resource

After yesterday’s meeting we decided to explore a site for community composting in the local area. I stumbled upon this very comprehensive guide and resource to community composting.

Aside from the physical location of the proposed project TC will need to consider both the demand for compost – lots of gardens and the allotment – but also buy in from locals to supply raw product and the logistics required in such an undertaking and no doubt as some members commented last night the obviously legal / local authority implications.

If you’ve got any thoughts or if you’d like to get involved, please contact us.

Small is Beautiful? project

Small is Beautiful? is a collaborative documentary research project on the making and mending of everyday objects in the South West.  It is supported by the Arts & Humanities Research Council.

The project involves photographing shop interiors and objects, interviewing proprietors about work practices and creating a travelling  exhibition of images and texts.

Key contact for the project is Caitlin DeSilvey, who will be grateful to receive suggestions for sites to include in the project.  Both operational and shuttered premises will be considered.  Caitlin can be contacted on 01326 254161 or by email:

The project has a web presence at

The first exhibition (“makers, menders & materials: part one”) will run  from 24th June  – 22nd July 2011 at the SWIB Archive & Gallery, 25 The Parade, Barbican, Plymouth PL1 2JN